This handsome, detached residence occupies an elevated position set at the end of a private drive within grounds of approximately 3.45 acres.

The five-double-bedroom house is situated on the western outskirts of the sought-after rural village of North Curry, just six miles away from Taunton, and has breathtaking views of the Somerset levels to the north and open countryside to the west.

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The substantial property, named The Croft, has been extended over the course of time and is now fitted with solar panels on the roof and a wood chip boiler making it economical to run.

Inside, the property is presented in good decorative order and despite its size is a warm and welcoming family home. This is evident in the entrance hall where there is a log-burning stove. The living room is generous in size and has exposed timber flooring, a wood burner and doors out to a conservatory which overlooks a walled garden. The traditional kitchen/dining room forms the heart of the home and it is fitted with a range of farmhouse-style units, granite work surfaces, an island unit and a number of integrated appliances, including a four-oven Aga. The ground floor is completed with a triple-aspect snug room, a good-sized study and a boot room with a shower.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

On the first floor, there are five double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. The principal bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and a balcony from where it is possible to take full advantage of the lovely views.

Outside, grounds extending to just under three and a half acres surround the house.

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and bushes. There is a beautiful walled garden complete with a gravelled alfresco dining area, ornamental pond and pergola. The land adjoining the gardens comprises a level paddock contained within natural hedgerow boundaries.

At the rear, there is a tarmac parking and turning area, leading to a double garage and a garden store.

Knapp Lane, North Curry, Taunton

Guide Price: £1,100,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent’s Tel: 01823 277121